216 Central Americans apprehended by Border Patrol west Of Lukeville

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AT HIGHEST RATE IN 12 YEARS; LARGE CARAVANS DELIVER THOUSANDS TO U.S.

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LUKEVILLE —  Ajo Border Patrol Station agents apprehended a group of 216 Central Americans Saturday near Quitobaquito Springs, west of Lukeville.

The group contained 99 adults and 117 children, just 20 of whom were unaccompanied by an adult family member, said a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Arizona.

The U.S. Border Patrol is  encountering illegal immigration at the highest rates since 2007, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security released in February.

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